The Methodist Men’s Group from First Methodist and Wesley Chapel churches gathered toys to make sure some children in our community are not forgotten this Christmas. This is the third year the project has been carried out.
There are many men incarcerated in the Red River Parish Jail this Christmas season. The Methodist Men want to assure that their children have presents even though their fathers may not be able to shop and wrap them. That was the inspiration for the gift collection. Many ladies from the churches pitched in so that every child got at least two gifts.
The presents were brought to the Last Monday Men’s Breakfast held on Monday November 25that First Methodist Church. There was two tables full of brightly wrapped gifts. Later on Monday the Parish Jail Warden, Joey Wiggins arranged to have the gifts picked up and transported to the jail.
Wiggins thanked the church members, “Thank you again to the church for your generosity for my offenders. I will get the guys together for a group photo.” The gifts will be presented to the children by their fathers during visitations during the holiday season. Wiggins said, “I appreciate everyone’s generosity. And I hope you have a good holiday.”